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Event Archive - All Over the Map: Silk Road Music

Sun. July 6th 2008 2pm - 3pm Ron Basford Park - Granville Island (All Ages) 2pm - 3pm
Free
Presented by: All over the Map
Silk Road Music presents a fascinating performance of Chinese and African dance. Highlife,Gumboot and Step-dancing from the African diaspora, Central Asian music of Xin-Jiang, colorful dance and costumes of hill tribes from Yunnan to the Mongolian plateau. The journey will unite some of Vancouver’s finest artists: Jacky Essombe, a heart warming Cameroonian dancer; Jessica Jone and Cheng xin Wei, a highly creative team redefining Chinese dance; Qiu xia He on Chinese pipa and vocal, Andre Thibault on guitar, oud and winds plus Pepe Danza on world percussion.


Dancers:
Jessica Jone and Cheng xin Wei
Jacky Essombe

Musicians:
Qiu xia He
Andre Thibault
Pepe Danza

Silk Road Music (Contemporary Chinese)

This fabulous Vancouver-based husband and wife duo introduces audiences to different cultures through music. Qiu Xia He is a virtuoso on the pipa, a Chinese lute with a wide range of expression. Multi-instrumentalist Andre Thibault plays guitar, oud, and percussion. The duo’s innovative approach uses classical Chinese music to promote cultural li... more info
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